The Microsoft Office Solution Accelerators include an integrated set of software components, templates and Microsoft-authored architectural guidance. The first seven Office Solution Accelerators will begin to become available this fall and will continue their rollout into 2004. Initial packages are designed to accelerate the development of solutions for streamlining tasks in common organizational areas such as finance, operations, sales and human resources. Many more are expected as the Office Solution Accelerator program grows.
"Office Solution Accelerators are designed to help customers build on their software investments and drive higher return on their investment in Office and other enterprise applications," said Peter Rinearson, corporate vice president of the Information Worker New Markets Group at Microsoft. "By talking to customers about challenges they face, we discovered pain points our customers experience and that we can help eliminate through a combination of Microsoft Office System software and software components, templates and architectural guidance." Read full press release